Posts From David Bruce Murray

David Bruce Murray

David Bruce Murray is a church music director in Ellenboro, NC. He is the author of Murray's Encyclopedia Of Southern Gospel Music and the owner of both and David plays piano for Southern Sounds Quartet and the Foothills Community Choir.

CD Rated: Jimmy Dooley (Things Are Looking Different)

Artist: Jimmy DooleyTitle: Things Are Looking Different RATING: 3 1/2 Stars Nutshell Analysis: Jimmy Dooley writes all ten songs on Things Are Looking Different, sings them, and for good measure,

CD Rated: Dale & Cheryl Golden (Glory Coming Down)

Artist: Dale & Cheryl GoldenTitle: Glory Coming Down RATING: 3 Stars Nutshell Analysis: This CD consists of ten original songs written by Dale Golden. Some are predictable, but most are

CD Rated: Heritage Road

Artist: Heritage RoadTitle: The Road I’m On RATING: 3 1/2 Stars Nutshell Analysis: Country tracks, good vocals and great song selection…so-so packaging (no songwriter info). From the sonic angle, Heritage

CD Rated: Anthony Burger (The Kingsmen Years)

Artist: Anthony BurgerTitle: The Kingsmen Years RATING: 3 1/2 Stars Nutshell Analysis: The first fourteen hymns alternate between full band cuts that generally have a more joyous, romping mindset and

CD Rated: Fletcher Jowers (Trails To Heaven)

Artist: Fletcher Jowers (with Terry Winsett and Jonathan Haynes)Title: Trails To Heaven RATING: 2 1/2 Stars Nutshell Analysis: The production quality, song selection and arrangements are pretty good overall, but

CD Review: Valor (What It Took)

RATING: 5 Stars Producers: Paul David Kennamer and John LawsWebsite: Song Titles: “My Hope Is Built,” “Lead Me To The Rock,” “Over The Moon,” “What It Took,” “Temporary Home,”

CD Review: Evidence (Talkin’ About The Love Of God)

RATING: 2 1/2 Stars Website: Song Titles: “Talkin’ About The Love Of God,” “It Pays To Serve The King,” “Put My Hand In His Hand,” “Grace Greater Than Our

CD Review: Gold City (Revival)

RATING: 4 1/2 Stars Label: New Haven RecordsProducers: Michael Sykes, Michael English, Daniel Riley, Ken Harding, and Dave LehmanWebsite: Song Titles: “Ain’t That What It’s All About,” “Preach The

NQC 2006: Fan Awards, Part 2

1. Greater Vision wins WebsiteThis is a new award, and Greater Vision wins it. Like Steve French said when he was trying his hand at stand-up comedy, we really need

NQC 2006: Day 2

Day 2 of NQC consisted of 4 1/2 hours of showcase groups, and a full slate on the main stage. I didn’t hear every single group today. I spent some

NQC 2006: Day 1

Well, the first day of NQC is over and I’ve enjoyed another “Quartet Night.” I don’t know if I’ve ever actually done this in the past or not, but this

DVD Review: Gaither Vocal Band (Give It Away)

BUY THIS DVDRATING: 5 Stars Label: Gaither Music GroupProducer: Bill GaitherSong Titles: “Bread Upon The Water,” “I Catch ‘Em, God Cleans ‘Em,” “Jesus Loves Me,” “I’ll Tell It Wherever I